XYZ Studios are thrilled to announce they now represent American animation house Hornet for Australia and NZ, while Hornet will represent XYZ in USA & Canada. The highly respected New York City & Brooklyn based studio is known for its boutique, hand crafted works, and as such is a perfect fit for the organic and original storytelling style of XYZ.
Hornet’s talented lineup now available though XYZ includes mixed-media genius Peter Sluszka, who’s worked with björk, Regina Spektor and Michel Gondry, Brazillian-born Guilherme Marcondes, who crafted the much lauded set of British Gas TVC’s, Yves Geleyn and his beautifully textured style that he’s put to use for agencies such as Saatchi and Saatchi London and Team One USA, and directing team Dan & Jason whose animation credits include Toyota and Sony PlayStation.
These directors join XYZ’s already gifted roster of animation specialists, including Stephen Watkins, Celeste Potter, Mat Landour and Eran Hilleli.
Says XYZ’s founder Tim Kentley, “I have long admired the unique vision and startling detail in Hornet’s work – it’s great for XYZ to be able to represent them in Australasia, and likewise we are very humbled to be represented by Hornet in the U.S. We look forward to many mutually rewarding creative adventures with them and our agency friends alike”.
Hornet’s Managing Director Michael Feder adds, “I am thrilled to enter into this relationship with Tim and everyone at XYZ. I have been a fan of their work and the environment he’s created at their studio. I look forward to making great films together”.